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AECOM Senior Construction Manager (Transit/Rail) in Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

The Transportation Business Line of AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Senior Construction Manager for immediate employment in Chicago, IL. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the Construction Management industry and have a proven track record of major transit construction projects. The applicant will have demonstrated experience in developing teams, managing engineering and construction staff, past successful approaches to winning and executing major transit projects, including projects completed using alternative delivery approaches. The position also requires the ability to lead teams to successfully execute and deliver projects working with construction contractors under traditional and alternative delivery methods.

The objective of this position is to lead and expand our construction management practice for transit projects in Illinois and northwest Indiana area. This will require working closely with our construction department manager to develop strategies for business development, prepare pursuit plans and proposals, projects delivery, clients management, and staff management.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Regional and Local Transportation Business Line leadership team, and area Business Development Leads on development and execution of significant transit project pursuits and delivery

  • Assist the Department Manager to formulate and execute project opportunity capture strategies, including teaming and positioning for major pursuits, helping in proposal efforts and identification of required staff resources to win and effectively deliver projects

  • Experience in being able to recognize opportunities for strategic growth and being able to build and lead teams to meet opportunity and growth special needs

  • Establish relationships with both external and internal clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members and construction contractors

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients by promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Directly manage projects as a dedicated project manager and support staff in project development and delivery, including scoping, budgeting, contract negotiations and project execution

  • Prepares and manages quality and safety plans for the project

  • Construction management, inspection and field support experience with local transit agencies

  • Provides technical direction and guidance to subordinate staff, enforces company and project policies, maintains close client interface, and ensures all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related technical discipline

  • 10 years of experience in construction management services on large complex transit projects

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of overall experience in construction management services on transit projects

  • Experience on design-build project and understanding of FTA funding is critical

  • Proven track record with large client CM or program management, pursuit execution, and feasibly multidisciplinary team management

  • Familiarity with local and federal funding for transit agencies and project delivery requirements

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10078916

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Construction